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New Zoom Disco Bingo and Trivia Online Video House Parties

Zoom Private Disco Bingo and Trivia Parties for your friends and family

Zoom Private Disco Bingo and Trivia Parties for your friends and family

Zoom Private Disco Bingo and Trivia Parties for your friends and family

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Got Zoom? If so email Dolly to host your private party for your stuck at home friends and family. 1-1.5  hour show includes either 2 rounds of disco bingo or trivia and disco bingo. $12.50/house with minimum charge $100. Recommended for 6-20 people. Super fun for all the family. Get out your hairbrush microphones and change of costumes and get ready to party like no-body's watching!

Zoom Pub Style Trivia Tuesday and Wednesday nights weekly 730pm

Zoom Private Disco Bingo and Trivia Parties for your friends and family

Zoom Private Disco Bingo and Trivia Parties for your friends and family

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 Dolly is zooming into your living room with a weekly trivia show. Trivia includes easy fun questions, name that tune and a splash of disco bingo. $10/house. Winner gets $$. Email dolly for a Zoom invite. Small fun groups. dollyproduction@optusnet.com.au

Zoom Kids Disco Parties

Zoom Private Disco Bingo and Trivia Parties for your friends and family

Dollysdiscobingo via Zoom supported by Godaddy in conjunction with thelatch.com.au

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Host your kids birthday party at home in your living room with no kids but your own! Brilliant! Zoom party with Dolly at the helm encouring dance offs, lip syncing with their teddy/toys pets watching themselves on their big tv and still enjoying their friends virtually. Dolly has entertained thousands of kids via djíng and karaoke...now all blended into one perfect zoom room. $100/hour.

Dollysdiscobingo via Zoom supported by Godaddy in conjunction with thelatch.com.au

Dollysdiscobingo via Zoom supported by Godaddy in conjunction with thelatch.com.au

Dollysdiscobingo via Zoom supported by Godaddy in conjunction with thelatch.com.au

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Big loads of thanks to godaddy in partnership with the latch.com.au in supporting my business and how it is adapting in the current covid climate. Thrilled to being sort out and acknowledged especially for a sole trader. Brilliant!  https://thelatch.com.au/dollys-disco-bingo/  

 From thelatch interview on their webpage - If you want a fun night of socialising without leaving your couch, then Dolly Adamson is your woman. After 20 years of entertaining in bars, clubs and at private parties, she’s perhaps now best known for her music trivia and disco bingo nights. Her business goes by the name Dolly’s Disco Bingo.

But since COVID-19 restrictions have changed the way we socialise, Dolly has had to completely change the way she operates her business. It seemed pretty bleak at first: all her upcoming events were cancelled and she lost about $50,000 in revenue in two days. But thanks to support from her clients, she was encouraged to continue hosting parties, just in a different way.

For the last few weeks, Dolly has been hosting music trivia and disco bingo nights over Zoom and her customers have been absolutely loving it. It turns out that boozy lounge room 40th and 50th birthday parties, complete with karaoke and disco lights, are possibly even better than a night down at the pub.

It’s taken a bit of technical savvy to set up, but Dolly’s found that in some ways she prefers digital events to the in-person ones she normally hosts. We had a chat about how she’s navigating the challenges of being an entertainer in the time of social distancing, and how she’s making it all work.  

TheLatch— Hi Dolly! It would be great to hear a little bit more about your business and what Dolly’s Disco Bingo is all about.

Dolly Adamson: I’ve had my business for 20 years. I started off doing kids’ karaoke parties, then went into adult karaoke parties, then DJing, followed by wedding DJing. That evolved into trivia and hosting trivia nights.

Working on the Spirit of Tassie was probably the big change in my business. They wanted normal bingo on the ferry, and I said, “Oh God, that’s boring,” so I came up with the music, the disco bingo, and I did that for seven years on the Spirit of Tassie.

I have been doing disco bingo ever since! It’s been quite steady for 20 years. And then the coronavirus hit…

TL: So take me through that. How have you been impacted, and how have you had to pivot your business?

DA: Well, for two days I was answering the phone with, “Cancellation hotline, can I help you?” It eliminated gigs for the whole year because I had regular venues for the trivia, regular venues for the music bingo, plus heaps of fundraising nights for schools and sporting clubs. I wiped about $50,000 off in revenue in two days.  

But I got over that, and thought no, I have to adapt. Because there were still a lot of beautiful clients that wanted me to keep going, which was great, because otherwise I think I’d just be lying on the couch watching Netflix and hoping for Centrelink payments.

The drive to adapt came from my clients saying, “You can still do this,” and supporting me.

TL: That’s a really nice story to hear, that there was such strong support from your client base.

DA: Yeah, beautiful actually. I mean they really, really do care, and I’ve got some customers who are friends that I’ve been entertaining for the last two or three years. The trivia night that I did once a week at a pub, they’ve all banded together — they become kind of like family when you see them once a week at trivia.

I host a regular Tuesday night Zoom trivia just for them, which is great, because they can all see each other too. I usually do music bingo at Daylesford [in Victoria] once a month at the bowling club, and that was packed every time. Over a hundred people would turn up. The Daylesford community have all been very supportive.

I’ve been doing a little disco bingo on Zoom as well for different groups, and that’s gaining popularity through word of mouth.

I’ve been doing 40th’s and 50th’s, which often turn into a whole different thing, because basically it’s just people getting pissed in their lounge room. We also have people doing karaoke with an old hair brush and lip syncing. So it’s just hilarious, it’s a lot of fun. 

TL: Are you using Zoom for everything? Do you find you are doing more trivia, or karaoke?

DA: It’s an even mix of the two so far. Lots of birthday parties, where I do the music bingo, because I can still set up my mixer and play music via Spotify and have the microphone on. I have it like I’m an external DJ. But it’s turning into a ‘Big Brother’ kind of a format, with those parties. The more people drink, the more they don’t realise that someone can see them on screen. So they really are dancing like idiots in their lounge rooms, and if I see anything remotely hilarious then I call it out for everyone. It’s just hilarious. 

TL: How have you advised your clients that you’ve adjusted the way you’re working?

DA: I updated my website through GoDaddy. Contacting GoDaddy was one of the first things I did. They always offer 24/7 support, which I find amazing and really, really helpful, you know? If you’ve got any problems you can just give them a call. It’s great. I updated my website to advise how things were changing. 

And then it was really as easy as setting up Zoom, buying a webcam, and buying a little soundbar. It didn’t really take much to adapt the business online because I had everything else. I can still send people my music bingo tickets and the answer sheets for the trivia, and so really nothing’s changed except I’m not getting in my car and travelling miles all over Melbourne.

I’m not earning the money I used to, but it’s enough to pay for my food and pay for my bills at this stage.

TL: And how have you worked out the way you charge? Is it the same or is it less, or…?

DA: I find that I’m not charging as much because everyone’s doing it tough. I’m trying to make my service affordable for everyone. And for the trivia, it’s only $10 a house, and anyone in the house can play. I’m not being greedy.

“I’ve never been greedy when it comes to that. 

I feel like I’m starting over. It’s all about getting word of mouth, and it’s getting traction, people are going, “Oh my god, we had a great time. You got to do this for your birthday party”. As long as I’m getting regular work I don’t care. I’ve never been greedy when it comes to that kind of thing anyway.

I’ve done a few freebies for mates, just for people that have supported me over the years. But at this stage… I was earning about $1500 a week, and this week I’m earning about $600. So that’s great; food and bills sorted.

And I find I’m not spending as much money because I’m not going anywhere.  

TL: Do you think that the way that you operate your business will be changed for good?

DA: I hope so. I really don’t want to get into my car and travel! I travel so far and wide, and I just get so tired lugging DJ equipment around, and driving home at one or two o’clock in the morning. 

TL: So it’s been an opportunity for you to rest up?

DA: It’s been great. I just walked past my 14-year-old daughter, from the bedroom, going, “I’m going to work now.” She goes, “What?” and I said, “Going to the study.” So I’ve got my study set up at home.

TL: Do you think that there will be a positive that comes out of this? So while it feels a bit doom and gloom at the moment, do you think we will emerge with a different perspective on life?

DA: I think it’s really connecting people that haven’t been connected for a long time, and not everyone goes to pubs and clubs, you know? There’s a lot of people that don’t go out, and they’ve been self-isolating for years, you know what I mean? So for those people, they’re really embracing it. 

There’s one lady in particular that I know she wouldn’t go out that much, and she’s just getting her mates from all over the country to play trivia bingo with me. So she’s loving it, and she’s not having to move from home, and she’s able to connect with every one of her mates. And I find that personally too; I’ve seen people that I haven’t seen for years, you know? 

We’ve got the time now, we’re not rushing everywhere. It’s really interesting. It’s like a reboot that we needed to appreciate everyone in our lives.

Book your own virtual trivia or music bingo night to support Dolly’s Disco Bingo.

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With Pub Trivia off the table Dolly turned to Zoom

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Story from The Age Newspaper 290520:

  

Dolly Adamson has spent the last 20 years as Disco Dolly, hosting bingo, trivia and DJing parties. Then coronavirus struck, she lost $50,000 of gigs and started answering her phone “Cancellation Hotline, can I help you?”

The cheery dame feels like she’s “moved into a Big Brother director role with the Zoom platform, spotlighting houses that are hamming it up for their webcam.” Adamson hosts online Disco Bingo parties and, well, things get wild. “All the houses are dancing or lip-syncing, so people are pulling out their hairbrush/spatula/broom/dog to sing or dance with.”

After initially falling in a heap, the veteran entertainer is looking at the bright side.

“To be honest, not having to get in my car and race around from pub to club carting my heavy equipment and crawling home late at night is brilliant,” she says.

She lives with her partner in Gisborne South, their 14-year-old daughter and her partner’s father on four hectares with four dogs, four chickens, two cats and two horses.

Thankfully there’s an appetite for Adamson’s tomfoolery under lockdown. And after?

“Hopefully people will still use the Zoom when the world starts turning again. I don’t want to get back into my car to go into a venue full of drunks and strangers looking at me with a ‘Who does she think she is?’ welcome that sucks me dry. Give me my living room any day!”

How you can help: Join in Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 7.30pm, $10 at www.facebook.com/DollysDiscoBingo

About Disco Bingo

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What is Disco Bingo

Hosted Disco Bingo Nights Fundraisers/Social Events

Hosted Disco Bingo Nights Fundraisers/Social Events

Dolly's Disco Bingo is the original music bingo company in Australia. Instead of numbers, we play well know tunes from all eras, for you to mark off when you hear. Each unique round goes for approx. 20 minutes with great songs that will have all ages dancing and singing.

Bingo playlists include lists with songs from all eras, unique disco rounds with 70's and 80's tunes, pure 80's, pure 90's, pub rock, morning melodies, country and western and kids/teen rounds with Top 40 songs. New playlists being made weekly. Ask Dolly for the Disco Bingo Playlist or to taylor the songs to your event. 


 

Dolly host Disco Bingo fundraising night

Hosted Disco Bingo Nights Fundraisers/Social Events

Hosted Disco Bingo Nights Fundraisers/Social Events

Hosted Disco Bingo Nights Fundraisers/Social Events

Our hosts take immediate control of your event. They are  smart sassy and fun. Combined with a disco bingo dj and you are guaranteed a fabulous night of disco bingo, music games, and pure fun.

Stamp disco on your flyer and watch the flares, big hair and lurex tops unravel on the dance floor. Dj and hosts are recommended for nights over 150 pax

We have hosts for Melbourne and Sydney 

Dolly's Trivia Bingo and Bingo Venues - on hold due to Co-vi

Dolly's Trivia Bingo

Melbourne Venues hosting regular with Trivia/ Disco Bingo

Venues hosting regular Disco Bingo Nights - all cancelled tbc

Venues hosting regular Disco Bingo Nights - all cancelled tbc

Turn your quiet night into a fun one with Dolly's trivia nights. Expect trivia that is current and engages good old fashion conversation, name that tune round, and a round of Disco Bingo to finish it off. Currently at:

Clifton Hill Brew House Clifton Hill Victoria  89 Queens Parade Clifton Hill ph 9489 8705 every Tuesday night from 7.00pm.  Joker Jackpot. Paused due to Corona Virus




Disco Bingo

Venues hosting regular Disco Bingo Nights - all cancelled tbc

Venues hosting regular Disco Bingo Nights - all cancelled tbc

Venues hosting regular Disco Bingo Nights - all cancelled tbc

Daylesford Bowling Club VIC   On hold due to corona virus. Free entry with prizes. Lovely friendly and fun crowd. Best meals in Daylesford. Hosted by Dolly. Bookings essential in advance. Extremely popular night with the locals gay and straight

Cranbourne Rsl Victoria 1475 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne. Fortnightly on Thursday or Friday night. Fabulous family fun.  Thursday nights from 630pm-830pm. Friday nights from 7pm-9pm. 

On Hold

Morning Melodies Musical Bingo

Morning Melodies Bingo

Venues hosting regular Disco Bingo Nights - all cancelled tbc

Morning Melodies Bingo

Introducing a new musical bingo game for all pubs, clubs and venues to suit the day time bingo and seniors players. Sing along tunes from the 50's, 60's and 70's in an easy to use bingo format. Have our lovely hosts welcome your players as they sing along to the old tunes and dab away. A morning melodies twist to bingo guaranteed to entertain the over 50's.

Regis Aged Care Villages are hosting Disco Bingo at selected villages.

Cranbourne RSL hosting Morning Melodies Disco Bingo paused due to corona virus

Daylesford Bowling Club hosting Morning Melodies Disco Bingo -Paused due to Corona virus

Testimonials and Clients

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Zoom Triva & Zoom Disco Bingo is a hit!


“Seriously was our highlight this year and we didn’t even need to get an UBER home!”

“As were currently in isolation Dolly has taken her fabulous skills on line. Last night a group of friends got together for a music trivia and bingo game via zoom hosted by Dolly. The verdict was unanimous - a fantastic night in. Thanks Dolly.”

“Had a zoom disco bingo party last night with Dolly... was the best fun! Bonus being we didn’t have to leave the living room. Dolly was so easy going and very generous with her time. Just what we all needed! Highly recommend to give it a try.”

Testimonials

Hi Dolly We had a fantastic night. Everyone is still talking about it and saying what a great night it was. There have been many requests to have you back next year. I think they’ll all be practising some special routines for the dance offs now they know what they are in for.  Thanks for giving us a great night. It was so easy to organise with you and heaps of fun. We would definitely recommend you and Disco Bingo to anyone looking for something different for a fundraiser or just a great night out.  Everyone had a blast! Thanks again and chat to you next year to book you in Peta - Ladies Night Upper Plenty Primary School May 2014

Hi Dolly,

Thank you for another brilliant night. Everyone had so much fun!! I did warn you it would be a lively bunch! You provide non-stop entertainment and hilarity and the feedback from the guests was extremely positive! Will definitely be in touch to book another one soon!! Kind regards,

Justine. Netball Club Ladies Night November 2016

 Hi Dolly

On behalf of the Clifton Street Children's Centre Community, we wanted to thank you for your wonderful work on Saturday night at our very first Disco Bingo event.  
We have had great feedback about the event and are very grateful for your cool, calm and fun demeanour and great spirit! The main objective of the evening was to build community and socialise - which was certainly achieved. We also raised over $1000 towards an incredible Indigenous Garden that has gone in at the front of our centre. We thank you so much for supporting our community and helping us achieve our goal of building the new garden.
You did an amazing job and everyone had a great night out.   Huge thanks!   
Amanda October 2016

Spirit of Tasmania and Disco Bingo

Disco Bingo entertained passengers through the long Summer days for 7 years finishing 2017.

  “I love meeting people like yourself who deliver a great product to the passengers and earn such awesome feedback in turn. It’s great working with you!” - Elizabeth Ferrara, Hotel Services Coordinator, SPIRIT OF TASMANIA  

  “I travelled on The Spirit yesterday 23rd February on the day trip to Tasmania. We felt it necessary to compliment the staff generally but most especially we would like to ensure the company are aware of what a gem they have in their employ in 'Dolly' the entertainment coordinator in the lounge on level 7. 'Dolly' managed to provide entertainment that was engaging fun and just great value. The woman has a rare talent to be humorous without being offensive while being inclusive. We were not expecting to be entertained to this degree or by someone so delightful. Well done Spirit Of Tasmania great choice in contracting 'Dolly' We would appreciate it if you could pass this on to management and to Dolly herself. We had a magic trip and a lot of it was due to 'Dolly' so thank you!!!!” – Passenger feedback, provided via Elizabeth Ferrara, Hotel Services Coordinator, SPIRIT OF TASMANIA  


The member of the opposition loves Disco Bingo

A cold Saturday night in June was warmed up by the presence of Bill and his lovely wife Chloe at their local schools' fundraising night hosted by Dolly of Disco Bingo. Bill thanked Dolly and couldn't believe the night could be so much fun, and Chloe, after a little spot lip syncing to "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" with a hairbrush, declared to Dolly that she was "a one woman show". Thanks Bill and Chloe for having some Disco Bingo fun! You get our vote!

Disco Bingo Video

A bit of disco bingo fun

Daylesford Bowling Club Disco Bingo

Dance off  time at Disco Bingo

Daylesford bowling Club Barbie Girls

This is how you play - dab, sing and dance the round away to great tunes

Dolly's Disco Bingo Fundraising Nights

Dolly hosting a Fundraising night with Disco Bingo. 

Disco Bingo onboard Spirit of Tassie

7 years on-board the Spirit of Tassie hosting disco bingo over the day sails

Disco Bingo and Daylesfod B.C. Bushfire appeal

A joint effort by Daylesford Bowling Club and Disco Bingo saw $6000 raised for the devasting bushfire appeal


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Dolly's Disco Bingo

Gisborne South, Victoria, Australia

0400 475 974

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Small groups of around 12. If you love fun, non brainiac trivia with topical questions, not a lot of sport, name that tune and a splash of disco bingo to finish. Contact Dolly for details

12/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

730pm - 9pm

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Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

Zoom trivia style with Miss Dolly and lovely friendly faces...no brainiacs please! $10 per house. WInner gets a free ticket for the followin...

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

13/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

13/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

Zoom trivia style with Miss Dolly and lovely friendly faces...no brainiacs please! $10 per house. WInner gets a free ticket for the followin...

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

19/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

19/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

Zoom trivia style with Miss Dolly and lovely friendly faces...no brainiacs please! $10 per house. WInner gets a free ticket for the followin...

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

20/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

20/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

Zoom trivia style with Miss Dolly and lovely friendly faces...no brainiacs please! $10 per house. WInner gets a free ticket for the followin...

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

26/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

26/05/2020

Zoom Trivia with Miss Dolly

Zoom trivia style with Miss Dolly and lovely friendly faces...no brainiacs please! $10 per house. WInner gets a free ticket for the followin...

730pm - 9pm

Your living room or study

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